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Federal job bank to help Canadian employers find skilled foreign workers

Posted on August, 2012 by tonysantiago

The Canadian government plans to introduce legislation that would effectively create a federal job bank that would be used as a tool to offer Canadian companies and employers the ability to cherry pick the right foreign job applicant with their job vacancy. This was announced by Citizenship minister Jason Kenney during the budget meeting. This...

Pre-arrival assessment for foreign workers in Canada

Posted on August, 2012 by prabodhpathak

On 28 March 2012, Jason Kenney, the Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism, announced major changes to the ways in which foreign skilled workers will have their education credentials assessed before arriving to Canada. The plan for getting the education credentials assessed is the latest attempt by the government to...

Aggreement to speed up the Temporary Foreign Worker application process

Posted on August, 2012 by williamhowie

Recent announcements have revealed that Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and Quebec’s ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles (MICC) have reached an agreement designed to further streamline applications under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Under the new arrangement, a “List of Occupations For...

Cost-benefit analysis of expanding the exemption list of positions not requiring a renewed Labour Market Opinion (LMO)

Posted on August, 2012 by williamhowie

The Canadian government seems to want to reduce costs, waiting lists and processing times for immigrants and temporary workers to this country.  A step in the right direction would be to expand the exemption list of positions not requiring a renewed LMO. Currently, a new LMO is required every 12 months when a temporary worker seeks to return to...

Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Posted on July, 2012 by tereenandriuk

For the past 4 years I have worked with Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) at an Immigrant Settlement Agency in Edmonton serving a Canada’s most vulnerable and exploited workers in Canada. Immigration decisions in Canada are influenced by global trends and the global economy and the TFW Program is no exception. Unfortunately, Canada did not...

Immigration and the Slippery Slope of Wage Reduction for All Canadians

Posted on July, 2012 by tereenandriuk

I grew up believing that in Canada that I could be proud because it was a country that had opportunities, respect and, was for the most part, fair in how it treated people. We could be especially proud in Canada because we had employment standards that took into consideration protection of human rights. We could be assured some sense of equality...

Does the employer’s feedback really matters?

Posted on July, 2012 by renugoel

Jason Kenney recently called upon the employers to actively seek out and recruit the skilled worker immigrants they need and thus help build the nation. At present also, there are many federal immigration programs and provincial immigration programs, which are claimed to be put together for the benefit of employers. A complicated application...

Need for change in Live-in Caregivers Program application process

Posted on July, 2012 by renugoel

The Canadian Immigration offers a good program for live-in-caregivers where the applicants can apply for Canadian permanent residence after working for a certain period of time for their employers in Canada. By hiring a live-in-caregiver, the employer can contribute towards the country’s economy without the stress of caring for their children....

Corruptions in Manila with the Live-in Caregiver program?

Posted on July, 2012 by greglopez

The live-in caregiver program has played a big role in my life. My wife sponsored me and my 7 year old son back in 1995 through the program. It was the biggest source of newcomers to Canada back in the days when the Temporary Foreign Program was not in place yet. This is the reason why you would seldom see a middle age or young Filipino men in...

Liberate the Work Permit for Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada

Posted on July, 2012 by greglopez

It always boils down to poverty and nothing else. I remember one college professor in my sociology course back in the late 80s in one of the universities in the Philippines saying that Filipinos will always be exploited to their bones for the simple reason that they are poor. They can easily be bought, she blatantly said in one of her afternoon...